7 Things I Learned from My Dogs...A Dog Blog

Disney and Riley are Jack Russell Terriers, and life at my house is always an adventure. They have two settings, warp speed or sleep.

Here's what I've learned from them...

1. Live in the now. Today is what's important. The past and future don't matter as much.

2. Play hard. Life can't be all work. Everything is a game to a Jack.

3. Nap when you need to. You need to recharge every once in a while.

4. Don't waste a beautiful day inside. Go outside and have fun.

5. Know when it's time to cuddle on the couch with a good book.

6. Bark if you need to, but not too much.

7. Wag and make friends. Relationships are important.

Riley's new bone...

Riley's new bone...

Disney likes to sit at the kitchen table...

Disney likes to sit at the kitchen table...

Squirrel!

Squirrel!

What Snow Days are Good for...

We got socked with another snow storm. I'm a beach girl. I consider it cold if it drops below sixty-five degrees. These storms that dump six to ten inches of snow are too much. Schools and work are closed, so it's a great day to read, write, and edit.

I'm working on the second round of edits for Virginia is for Mysteries. I also sent out some submissions. Now, the JRTs and I are going to enjoy the white stuff from inside next to the fireplace. I'm reading Ellery Adams' Murder in the Mystery Suite. What are you reading?

My Dog Blog

My Jack Russells, Disney and Riley, know how to play hard and when to relax. Here's what they've taught me...

1. Play like you mean it. Enjoy what you do.

2. Just go for it. They don't waste time over-analyzing things.

3. Wake up joyfully exuberant (even on Mondays).

4. Find the fun in whatever you do.

5. Live in the moment. Don't stress about the past or the future.

6. Bark when you have to, but not all the time.

Disney Dog in one of her favorite kitchen chairs

Disney Dog in one of her favorite kitchen chairs

Riley the Rocket

Riley the Rocket